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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
09.02.2020 to 22.03.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
28.02.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
180
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,900,928
Votes Number of people who actually voted
3,021,947
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
43.79%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Paul Biya's Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC/CPDM) took 152 of the 180 seats at stake (see note 1), up from 148. Its ally, the National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP, led by Mr. Bello Bouba Maigari), came in second with 7 seats. The Social Democratic Front (SDF, an opposition party led by Mr. Ni John Nfru Ndi) had its share reduced from 18 to 5. The Cameroon Renaissance Movement (CRM, led by Mr. Maurice Kamto) boycotted the 2020 elections.

The delayed elections in 2020 (see note 2) were overshadowed by violence in the north-west and south-west regions of the country where Anglophone separatists had declared independence in 2017. In December 2019, Parliament adopted a bill granting special status to the regions. However, the insurgency continued. Over 3,000 people were killed in the fighting between the separatists and security forces. Hundreds of people, including SDF members, were kidnapped by separatists who accused the SDF of not withdrawing their members from Parliament.

Note 1:
The RDPC/CPDM won 139 seats in February and all the 13 seats at stake in repeated elections held on 22 March in the north-west and south-west regions. These elections followed the Constitutional Court ruling of 25 February which had invalidated the results of 9 February.

Note 2:
The five-year term of the outgoing legislature was due to expire in October 2018. In July 2018, the National Assembly extended its term by one year to end in October 2019. In July 2019, the National Assembly further extended its term by two more months, to end on 29 December 2019.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
8
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
84.44%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC/CPDM) 152
National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP) 7
Cameroon Party for National Reconciliation (PCRN) 5
Social Democratic Front (SDF) 5
Cameroon Democratic Union (UDC) 4
Front for the National Salvation of Cameroon (FSNC) 3
Movement for the Defense of the Republic (MDR) 2
Union of Socialist Movement (UMS) 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
109
Number of women elected
58
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
32.22%
Women Directly Elected
61

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
119
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
61
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
93
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
10.03.2020
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Djibril Cavayé Yeguie (Male)
Political party
Cameroon People's Democratic Movement (RDPC/CPDM)
Date of election
17.03.2020